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Breaking the Impediments to Budgetary Reforms

Breaking the Impediments to Budgetary Reforms »

Source: Breaking the Impediments to Budgetary Reforms : Evidence from Europe

Volume/Issue: 2008/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869439

Keywords: Budget institutions, government fragmentation, government ideology, economic shocks, fiscal institutions, budget process, fiscal performance,

Under what conditions are budget institutions likely to be strengthened? We find that fiscal deficits do not help in focusing policymakers on undertaking reforms. To the contrary, the larger the deficit, the lower...

Budget Deficits and Interest Rates

Budget Deficits and Interest Rates »

Source: Budget Deficits and Interest Rates : A Fresh Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2008/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ari Aisen , and David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451869040

Keywords: system GMM, inflation, budget deficit, money supply,

We extend the literature on budget deficits and interest rates in three ways: we examine both advanced and emerging economies and for the first time a large emerging market panel; explore interactions to explain so...

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline? »

Source: Can Budget Institutions Counteract Political Indiscipline?

Volume/Issue: 2006/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863833

Keywords: budget institutions, electoral rules, government fragmentation, government ideology, ethnic fractionalization, voter turnover, fiscal institutions, fiscal performance, fiscal discipline, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

The budget is an expression of political rather than economic priorities. We confirm this proposition for a group of new and potential members of the European Union, finding that politics dominates. The contemporar...

The Cyclical and Long-Term Behavior of Government Expenditures in Developing Countries

The Cyclical and Long-Term Behavior of Government Expenditures in Developing Countries »

Source: The Cyclical and Long-Term Behavior of Government Expenditures in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2004/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriela Inchauste , Bernardin Akitoby , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451874433

Keywords: Wagner&;amp;#x2019;s law, government spending, public spending, public finance, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

We examine the short- and long-term movements of government spending relative to output in 51 countries. We find that in the short term, the main components of government spending increase with output in about half...

Fiscal Consolidation in Southeastern European Countries

Fiscal Consolidation in Southeastern European Countries »

Source: Fiscal Consolidation in Southeastern European Countries : The Role of Budget Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2012/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Brian Olden , Duncan Last , Sami Yläoutinen , and Carla Sateriale

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503340

Keywords: Southeastern Europe, Budget Institutions, budget process, fiscal objectives, fiscal performance, public finances, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General, National Budget

This paper assesses the relative strengths and weaknesses of fiscal institutions in ten Southeastern European countries, using recent benchmarking methodologies developed by FAD. The assessment evaluates each count...

Fiscal Policy and Financial Development

Fiscal Policy and Financial Development »

Source: Fiscal Policy and Financial Development

Volume/Issue: 2006/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862867

Keywords: Bank efficiency, bank profitability, financial development, public sector, banking, banking sector, bank credit, bank borrowing, National Budget, Deficit

We examine the effects of public sector borrowing from the domestic banking system on financial development in middle-income countries. While these countries' external debt has been falling, the share of bank credi...

Fiscal Policy and the Economic Restructuring of Economies in Transition

Fiscal Policy and the Economic Restructuring of Economies in Transition »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Economic Restructuring of Economies in Transition

Volume/Issue: 1993/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1993

ISBN: 9781451921205

Keywords: budget deficit, expenditure, public spending, public expenditure, fiscal deficit

This paper discusses major fiscal issues faced by the previously centrally planned economies in their transition to market economies. It focuses on three main topics: (a) the extent to which the budget deficit shou...

Fiscal Rules and the Procyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Developing World1

Fiscal Rules and the Procyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Developing World1 »

Source: Fiscal Rules and the Procyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Developing World

Volume/Issue: 2014/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elva Bova , Nathalie Carcenac , and Martine Guerguil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498305525

Keywords: fiscal policty, cyclicality, developing economies, fiscal rule, budget balance, fiscal institutions, Structure and Scope of Government, Deficit, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper documents the spread of fiscal rules in the developing world and investigates the relation between fiscal rules and procyclical fiscal policy. We find that, since the early 2000s, developing countries ou...

Fiscal Rules in Response to the Crisis

Fiscal Rules in Response to the Crisis »

Source: Fiscal Rules in Response to the Crisis : Toward the "Next-Generation" Rules: A New Dataset

Volume/Issue: 2012/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nina Budina , Andrea Schaechter , Anke Weber , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505351

Keywords: fiscal governance, budget balance, national fiscal rules, fiscal rule, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, National Deficit Surplus,

Strengthening fiscal frameworks, in particular fiscal rules, has emerged as a key response to the fiscal legacy of the crisis. This paper takes stock of fiscal rules in use around the world, compiles a dataset - co...

Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries

Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries »

Source: Fiscal Transparency in EU Accession Countries : Progress and Future Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2003/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): William Allan , and Taryn Parry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451857955

Keywords: EU Accession, budget activities, fiscal policy, annual budget, fiscal management, Public Economics: General,

This paper discusses the findings of fiscal transparency reports on standards and codes (ROSCs) for most EU accession candidate countries. Emphasis is given to the need to establish effective and accountable medium...